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(Medical Xpress)—The phrase "practice makes perfect" has a neural basis in the brain. Researchers have discovered a set of common changes in the brain upon learning a new skill. They have essentially detected a neural marker ...
Neuroscience Apr 05, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Talk about mind reading. Researchers have discovered a potential way to decode your dreams, predicting the content of the visual imagery you've experienced on the basis of neural activity recorded ...
Neuroscience Apr 04, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (11) | 5 |
In diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's endogenous proteins accumulate in the brain, eventually leading to the death of nerve cells. These deposits, which consist of abnormally formed proteins, are supposed to migrate ...
Neuroscience Mar 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Pediatric researchers, investigating the biology of brain tumors in children, are finding that crucial differences in how the same gene is mutated may call for different treatments. A new study offers glimpses into how scientists ...
Cancer Mar 26, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Like it or not and despite the surrounding debate of its merits, 3-D is the technology du jour for movie-making in Hollywood. It now turns out that even our brains use 3 dimensions to communicate emotions.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
New findings from nonhuman primates suggest that an overactive core circuit in the brain, and its interaction with other specialized circuits, accounts for the variability in symptoms shown by patients with severe anxiety. ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 25, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Being exposed to arguments between parents is associated with the way babies' brains process emotional tone of voice, according to a new study to be published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Ps ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
New research findings may help scientists design drugs to treat a virus infection that causes potentially fatal brain swelling and paralysis in children.
Medical research Mar 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
A UT Dallas study has found that people who come from families with members who are encouraging and engaged with one another tend to have marriages with more positive outcomes later in life.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Sleep plays an important role in the brain's ability to consolidate learning when two new potentially competing tasks are learned in the same day, research at the University of Chicago demonstrates.
Neuroscience Mar 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (6) | 1 |
Newly identified mutations in a gene that makes cells immortal appear to play a pivotal role in three of the most common types of brain tumors, as well as cancers of the liver, tongue and urinary tract, according to research ...
Cancer Mar 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
All too often, stress turns addiction recovery into relapse, but years of basic brain research have provided scientists with insight that might allow them develop a medicine to help. A new study in the journal Neuron pinpoi ...
Neuroscience Mar 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists at UCLA have discovered a new genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease by screening people's DNA and then using an advanced type of scan to visualize their brains' connections.
Neuroscience Mar 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of Michigan have found a new potential benefit of a molecule in green tea: preventing the misfolding of specific proteins in the brain.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Mar 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (10) | 2 |
Since the mid-1800s, doctors have used drugs to induce general anesthesia in patients undergoing surgery. Despite their widespread use, little is known about how these drugs create such a profound loss of ...
Neuroscience Mar 04, 2013 | 4.9 / 5 (8) | 0 |